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Waiheke Wine and Food Festival 2017

Saturday 1 April 2017

Experience an unmissable summer’s day out on Waiheke Island at the Fullers Waiheke Wine and Food Festival. Taste a wide range of award winning boutique Waiheke wines and artisan food in one stunning location while relaxing to live music.

Receive your souvenir wine glass on arrival at the festival before tasting wines from 19 different Waiheke Island vineyards at Te Motu (“The Airstrip”), the festival will feature live music from renowned musician Peter Urlich.

Buses will run between Matiatia Wharf and ‘The Airstrip’, so all you need to worry about is enjoying yourself!

Ticket price includes the ferry, bus, a wine glass, lanyard, festival flyer and a glass of wine* on arrival. On island tickets are also available.

*Must be 18 years or older to be served alcohol.


Saturday 1 April 2017 11am – 5.30pm (Gates open 10.50am)


Waiheke Island - Te Motu Vineyard ‘ The Airstrip’, 78 Onetangi Rd


Ferry/Bus + Festival Ticket

Adult $94

Please note: Your return ferry ticket is an open-dated return ticket valid from the date of purchase for 12 months. This means you're not limited to when you can travel over to Waiheke or return to Auckland.

Festival Ticket only

Adult $64
Children’s packages are also available.

Participating vineyards include:

Awaroa, Batch, Cable Bay, Frenchmans Hill Estate, Goldie, Kennedy Point, Man O War, Miro, Mudbrick, Obsidian, Passage Rock, Peacock Sky, Stonyridge, Tantalus, Te Motu, Postage Stamp Wines, Wild on Waiheke and Woodside Hill.

Additional Information:

Ticket Collection

Visitors will need to swap the Fullers issued festival ticket for an official Fullers Waiheke Wine and Food Festival ticket which will be available from Monday 27 March 2017.  They can be exchanged at any Fullers Ticket Office in Auckland on Pier 1 and 2, and at Matiatia on Waiheke. Only official Fullers Waiheke Wine and Food festival tickets will be accepted on the day of the event.

Bus transfers

Dedicated charter buses will meet the 9:30am, 10am, 10:30, 11am, 11:30am and 12noon ferries, and will be returning to the wharf from 3pm onwards. Customers who have purchased festival only tickets (without ferry) are able to show their festival tickets on Fullers’ regular scheduled buses for transport on the day of the event.

Rain Date, Cancellation & Refunds:

The Fullers Waiheke Wine & Food Festival organisers reserve the right to postpone this event until the following day (Sunday 2 April), in the event of bad weather. In the event of cancellation, ticket refunds will be at the sole discretion of the event organisers.


Must be 18 years or older to be served alcohol at the event.

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Travel Alerts


Unfortunately, due to mechanical issues all Stanley Bay ferry services have been cancelled this morning, Tuesday 28 March 2017.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Orapiu Wharf – temporary closure

Over the past 4 months Orapiu Wharf has been partially closed due to the steps and boarding platforms requiring repair. We’ve continued operating our service by utilising the front face of the wharf, but this has come with many challenges.
Due to safety concerns for both our crew and passengers, we’ve made the decision to suspend services to the wharf until repairs are made.
Auckland Transport will undertake repairs and have advised they’ll endeavour to have these completed in order for the wharf to be operational prior to Easter.

We understand that Orapiu is a vital link for residents on Waiheke Island for travel to and from Coromandel, and apologise for the inconvenience this may cause you. During the time of this temporary closure, passengers will need to depart from downtown Auckland. 


If you have travel booked departing from Orapiu please contact 360 Discovery on 09 307 8005.